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SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« on: February 29, 2012, 01:45:59 PM »
So last weekend I ran up the canal and dug some clams and picked some oysters on the Duckabush, on the way back I stopped in at the Hamma Hamma store to check out what they had, kind of slim pickings but I grabbed some garlic and black pepper smoked oysters along with a quart of Olympic mountain ice cream (huckleberry cheesecake...wow). Anyways the oysters were all gone by the time I got home and it got me thinking about making some myself since they were so darn good.

Any one have any good smoked oyster brine recipes?

While I'm at it, how about smoked razorclam recipes? I use my standard smoked salmon recipe only I cut the salt in half, the little buggers seem to absorb the salt way too much. Smoked razor clams are awesome if you've never had them.

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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 01:54:40 PM »
Give PLUVIUSWAPITI on here a pm, i met him a few years back and he gave me some of his home smoked oysters and they were really good...
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 02:10:35 PM »
I don't brine them as they get WAY too salty.  Just strain them real good and mix in a little bit of Johnny's and garlic salt.  It doesn't take much.  I put parchment paper (not wax) on my smoker racks and then spray the parchment with spray cooking oil.  Put the oysters on them and smoke until they are dry.  Flip them over and smoke the other side until dry.  I then vacuum seal them for the freezer.  These are really tasty.

For smoked clams, try ICEMAN's recipe for canning them.  That is one of the best recipes I have ever tried.  You can find a thread on this in the recipes/butchering section.
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« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 02:20:55 PM »
I don't know a good brine but my mouth is watering thinking about smoked oysters.

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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 02:30:42 PM »
That makes sense about not brining them, I wonder how you do the teryaki kind then?

I have smoked and canned razorclams before, I will have to take a look at icemans recipe for it though. They are awesome just smoked until they are like jerky. First time I had one was on an icy cold day on the river steelhead fishing... a guy offered me a smoked clam in a little baggy, looked just like jerky. Pretty cool way to use them up

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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 02:55:22 PM »
looks like i might have to have some oysters tonight  :hello:
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 06:36:53 PM »
Ask and yea shall receive; Smoked Razor Clam instruction; http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=35609.msg417731#msg417731
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 07:03:21 PM »
You guys are killing me... sounds soooo good!

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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 03:42:55 PM »
Dang, I just finished my last half pint of ICEMAN's smoked clams.  Guess it's time to go clamming again.
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 06:30:55 PM »
Dang, I just finished my last half pint of ICEMAN's smoked clams.  Guess it's time to go clamming again.

Did you really?  If so I am honored. I have a few jars left...need to thaw a big ol bag of frozen clams and can them up!  Thinking of tossing some garlic at the next batch too...
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 12:45:34 PM »
I sure did.  My wife does not share the passion I have for canned clams and oysters.  She left me home alone one day a couple weeks ago and I polished off the last can of clams and the last can of smoked oysters.  The cats love the juice from the clams too.
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 01:07:59 PM »
I sure did.  My wife does not share the passion I have for canned clams and oysters.  She left me home alone one day a couple weeks ago and I polished off the last can of clams and the last can of smoked oysters.  The cats love the juice from the clams too.
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2012, 03:03:53 PM »
Well a buddy and I took the girls out last weekend, had plans to smoke up a bunch of oysters but ended up eating every one of them that night. This weekend is razor clamming... guess I will just have to work on perfecting those until I get another good evening tide for oysters

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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2012, 03:11:05 PM »
Iceman,

Will that recipe work for regular clams as well?
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2012, 03:17:00 PM »
And, if so, would you steam open the clams first or just horse the shells open and strip out the live clam?
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2012, 03:19:29 PM »
I don't know a good brine but my mouth is watering thinking about smoked oysters.

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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2012, 06:34:48 PM »
And, if so, would you steam open the clams first or just horse the shells open and strip out the live clam?

I occasionally can up horse clams. I steam them open, then pressure can them in some of their own broth. I filter the broth through a coffee filter to get the sand out... This makes clam chowder really easy later....
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2012, 08:10:13 PM »
One of my favorites, smoked oysters. A simple wet brine of water, soysauce, dark beer, very small amount of kosher salt (fresh shucked oysters and soy have enough), crushed garlic, hot sauce to your likings. Soak for several hours, they seem to absorb the flavors fast. Rinse and dry completely. I smoke them in a Big Chief  for about 2 hours. Absolute goodness.
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2012, 08:06:19 AM »
My first ever batch of smoked oysters I made, I used my duck brine. They were awful  :bdid: I called over my Black lab (who would eat anything). She grabbed one of those oysters, looked at me, and spit it out on the floor. She smelled it and then started rolling in it. Think it's time to try your recipe.
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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2012, 08:45:28 PM »
My first ever batch of smoked oysters I made, I used my duck brine. They were awful  :bdid: I called over my Black lab (who would eat anything). She grabbed one of those oysters, looked at me, and spit it out on the floor. She smelled it and then started rolling in it. Think it's time to try your recipe.

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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2012, 10:11:25 PM »
Ask and yea shall receive; Smoked Razor Clam instruction; http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=35609.msg417731#msg417731
  thanks for the recipe.  Tried it couple days ago.  Yummy! :tup:

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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2012, 09:03:40 AM »
I did a batch of smoked razor clams last night, they turned out great I don't think they'll last long.

Here's my brine recipe

2 cups dark brown suagr
1/2 cup Kosher salt
a few cloves of chopped garlic

Rinse clams well and mix clams into the dry brine (it will turn into a wet brine) continue to mix occasionally and let soak for about 2 hours.

Rinse the brine off and let the clams soak in fresh water for about 30 mininutes to draw some of the salt back out.

Sprinkle with fresh pepper if you like, and smoke for about 2 hours or until done, the clams will be crispy on the edges and rubbery on the thicker parts, I set mine in ziplock bags in the fridge and all the crispy pieces soak up some of the moisture and turn to a nice jerky like rubbery/deliciousness. I just eat it like jerky its a pretty easy way to get rid of some clams and a good snack

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Re: SMOKED CLAMS AND OYSTERS
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